No matter what you have read, nothing can prepare you for that first skyward glimpse of Reims’ gargantuan Gothic cathedral. Rising golden and imperious above the city, the cathedral is where, over the course of a millennium (816 to 1825), some 34 sovereigns – among them two dozen kings – began their reigns.
Meticulously restored after WWI and again following WWII, Reims is endowed with handsome pedestrian boulevards, Roman remains, art deco cafes and a flourishing fine-dining scene that counts four Michelin-starred restaurants. Along with Épernay, it is the most important centre of Champagne production and a fine base for exploring the Montagne de Reims Champagne Route.
Reims destination guides
G.H. Mumm Champagne House Cellar Tour
Located in the heart of the champagne region, the House of Mumm, which was established in 1827, welcomes visitors for a tour of the cellars where some 25 million bottles are stored. On this fascinating tour of the cellars, you will be shown the main stages involved in the production of the famous Mumm champagne.
Discover Champagne houses and charming villages by bike